I am 51 and have had all kinds of foot problems (two surgeries, two broken feet). However, I do love shoes and am always looking for something stylish and comfortable. These sandals rock! I like them so much that I bought them in black and neutral. I LOVE platforms because they give me extra height without killing my feet like a pump. These sandals are nice and tall but the height of the shoe is consistent from front to back, so I don't feel like I'm standing on my toes. Unlike a lot of platforms, the cork base is really lightweight. I have fairly wide feet, and the strap across the top of the foot fits nicely. The suede straps are soft and comfortable and don't bind or give me blisters. I wouldn't walk a mile in them, but for a platform shoe, they are quite comfortable and cute, cute, cute! They make my legs look great. They can be dressed up or down; they look great with jeans, shorts, dresses, etc.